UK (Glasgow), June 5, 2007 Review

artist: Franz Ferdinand date: 10/16/2007 category: live concerts

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Franz Ferdinand: UK (Glasgow), June 5, 2007
Franz were welcomed onstage to rapturous applause and launched into old favourite 'Jaqueline' which the crowd helped out on.
 Sound: 9
 Perfomance: 10
 Overall Impression: 10
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overall: 9.7
UK (Glasgow), June 5, 2007 Reviewed by: GhostInADitch, on october 16, 2007
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Sound: In the second of two intimate shows to road test some of their new songs for their forthcoming third album, Franz Ferdinand really excelled themselves. With all of the new songs featuring guitarist/singer/keyboardist Nick McCarthy playing his new bunch of Synthesizers. The penultimate song, 'Turn It On' was a chance for the whole band to show off their skills. With singer/guitarist Alex Kapranos getting a chance to show off his excellent singing and a guitar solo, Bassist Bob Hardy playing a danceable riff, Drummer Paul Thompson getting your feet stomping and Nick demonstrating that Franz haven't changed that much by playing an extremely catchy riff. // 9

Perfomance: Franz were welcomed onstage to rapturous applause and launched into old favourite 'Jaqueline' which the crowd helped out on. Old favourites 'Take Me Out' 'Matinee' 'Walk Away' and 'The Fallen' were also warmly welcomed but the highlight of the oldies was 'Michael'. As the first few notes of the opening solo were played (about 100 times faster than usual) the entire venue was filled with screaming. At the start of the Encore, McCarthy came on stage wearing a fantastic purple cape. He then played a synth solo and proclamed that 'this one's for Rick Wakeman'. The setlist was: 01. Jaqueline 02. Anyone In Love 03. Walk Away 04. Shopping For Blood 05. Matinee 06. A New Thrill 07. Take Me Out 08. English Goodbye 09. The Fallen 10. 40' 11. Favourite Lie 12. Michael 13. Turn It On 14. Outsiders // 10

Overall Impression: One of the most remarkable things about the show was the ticket price. Although the venue only held a few hundred people, Franz have a number 1 album and four top 10 singles so it came as a nice shock when each ticket only cost 15. Well worth the money! As Franz close, with two men on one drumkit, we are all gasping for more but that is it. The strange thing about the set is that they didn't play 'Do You Want To' their second highest charting single, symbolising that Franz have branched out to new territory. Regarding going to see them again, most certainly! // 10

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